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Unit of Study SOIL2001 Soil Processes (2024)

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    You need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression. There will be a two-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held at the Lismore campus. Please refer to for further information. For Regenerative Agriculture students, the residential will run in O Week of Term 2. For dates, contact your Unit Assessor. For on-campus students, there are four 3-hour compulsory practical sessions during the Term. Please refer to timetable information for details. For post-graduate students, this unit requires students to have an understanding of minerals and landscape development and of basic chemistry.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

describe the main soil forming processes

describe the major biological, chemical and physical properties of soils and their influence on water and nutrient cycles

assess and describe soil structure, texture and consistence and classify soils using different soil classification methods

discuss the cycling of nutrients through soil and their availability to plants.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hrs (Four times)
Soil Profile30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Residential 2 days (Once)
Soil Profile30%

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